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  1. Seeking guidance for new sub-panel for workshop/pool pump

    Electrical
    Hello everyone. First time poster here. I am planning an electrical project to add a 240v/120amp sub-panel to a shop and I'm looking for some guidance for what gauges of cable I will need. I have been trying to understand the formulas and tables in the NEC but i hasn't clicked for me yet. A...
  2. Quarantined Yard Goals, Need Help/Advise!

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Good morning everybody, I have been quarantined for the next few weeks (I'm healthy, it's just a precaution before surgery). I live in Richmond VA and want to spend these next 2 weeks getting control over my yard. Unfortunately I do not know a great deal about landscaping, but want to at least...
  3. Advice for finishing (not refinishing) 100 year old wood floors

    Flooring
    Hello all. I've refinished around 2500 square feet of wood floors as a DIYer over the past several years and I think I have it down pretty well. However, I have a new challenge that I would appreciate some expertise on. The 3rd floor of my house (circa 1918) was only sorta finished when I...
  4. HELP!!! Wrong thinset used to install tile on Kerdi membrane

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    My husband and I are doing our own bathroom remodel before we sell our house. We would have been on schedule to finish the bathroom by the end of this weekend. We installed ceramic tile over the Ditra membrane using some premixed mortar that he bought. 90% of the way through he ran out of the...
  5. Need help with existing built-ins

    Remodeling
    Hello! First time poster :) After gutting our house to the studs in 3/4 of the rooms, and getting many nasty expensive surprises in the process, I'm looking to do something relatively simple with the built-ins in the office/guest room. It took me seemingly forever to strip the paint, repaint...
  6. Recessed Lighting/new switch from AC outlet

    Remodeling
    Hello DIYers, Could you look at my workflow and critique/advise? *Installing remodel recessed LED lights with new dimmer switch* #1 Ordered Remodel cans and Led lights. They match (GU 24) and the cans are IC rated--there will be insulation touching the cans. #2 Fish 12/2 from attic down...
  7. Centipedes, Spiders, & Flying Bugs

    Pest Control
    My husband and I live on a lake house, the waterfront is about 40 ft away and i get that comes with odd insects but i dont tollerate that in my house. I read up on CENTIPEDES and found my best bet was to get rid of their food; the SPIDERS. That was suprisingly simple! Peppermint/mint extract...
  8. Want to build a frame for an extra sectional piece to make a chair

    Carpentry
    I recently purchased a sectional couch with a removable inner piece. I have removed this extra piece so the couch can fit properly in the room, and now I have this extra chair-sized piece that I would like to use on its own as a chair. I would need to modify the piece before using it as a chair...
  9. adding a second home to my existing well.

    Plumbing
    Can anyone give me the pro's and con's of allowing my neighbor to tap into my well.I own both homes,but he is having trouble drawing water from his well.Our houses are a few hundred feet apart.He asked if he could dig a trench and tap into my well.I was given this property by my mom and I'm just...
  10. Possibly starting a handy man service

    General DIY Discussions
    I would like to start by saying I am not a master of all, but I can handle a a lot of different challenges. Currently I professionally install auto glass, and we are not extremly busy. For a few weeks now I have been working 3-5 days a week. I will not be leaving my current position. I have...
  11. New Service in Fixer Upper

    Electrical
    I am and will be looking for various types of advice. As the eldest of 5 - as a child I helped my father build the addition onto the back of previous home as well as work with other projects. In short I have some knowledge yet am by no means an expert. the question is on a fixer upper 2 Unit...
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